Vinyl-Based Polymer Emulsion is formulated for use in painter's caulk.

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TufCOR(TM) 703 is based on vinyl technology to help caulk formulators achieve appropriate rheology and finishing properties, allowing for proper gunnability and smooth application. It promotes adhesion to multiple substrates, including wood and cement, in dry, interior applications, and also offers filler acceptance that provides wide range of pigment-to-binder ratios. Polymer also meets builders' requirements for freeze-thaw stability.

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TufCOR(TM) 703 Combines Value and Performance for Caulk Manufacturers

Excellent filler acceptance and freeze-thaw stability enable emulsion for use in painter's caulk applications

Charlotte, North Carolina - At this year's American Coatings Show, Celanese Emulsion Polymers will present resins for use in building products and adhesives in addition to their line of emulsions for paints and coatings. One of the products featured is TufCOR(TM) 703, designed for use in interior painter's caulk.

"We are pleased to bring our TufCOR(TM) line of products to ACS 2010 because many of our customers will attend the show," said David Trueba, Marketing Manager for Celanese Emulsion Polymers.

Based on vinyl technology, TufCOR(TM) 703 helps caulk formulators to achieve the appropriate rheology and finishing properties, allowing for good gunnability and smooth application. The emulsion allows for good adhesion to multiple substrates including wood and cement in dry, interior applications. The polymer enables excellent filler acceptance, providing a wide range of pigment-to-binder ratio. Moreover, it meets builders' requirements for freeze-thaw stability.

"TufCOR(TM) 703 offers excellent value to caulk manufacturers because it is so versatile and offers good performance on several fronts," said Trueba. "This product is based on vinyl technology, which is especially suited for this application and a better fit than other chemistries that over-engineer the caulk products and add cost," said Trueba.

The TufCOR(TM) line of emulsions has been designed to meet the performance requirements of modern construction environments, representing optimum adhesive solutions for joining a wide array of substrates. TufCOR(TM) emulsions are key building block materials for construction products such as tape-joint compounds, caulks and sealants, mastics, cement bonding and liquid admixtures. More information about the TufCOR(TM) line of emulsions can be found at

About Celanese

As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese Corporation makes products essential to everyday living. Our products, found in consumer and industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia. Net sales totaled $5.1 billion in 2009, with approximately 73% generated outside of North America. Known for operational excellence and execution of its business strategies, Celanese delivers value to customers around the globe with innovations and best-in-class technologies. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company employs approximately 7,400 employees worldwide. For more information on Celanese Corporation, please visit the company's website at

About the Emulsion Polymers Business of Celanese

The Emulsion Polymers business of Celanese is a global leader in developing products and application technology to improve performance, create value and drive innovation in a broad range of industrial and consumer end-use applications including adhesives, coatings, engineered fabrics, glass fibers, paper, textiles and more. The business has manufacturing facilities worldwide and is supported by expert technical service regionally. More information about the Emulsions Polymers business of Celanese is available at

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